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Related to discriminative: discriminative stimulus
1. Drawing distinctions.
2. Marked by or showing prejudice: discriminative hiring practices.
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dis•crim•i•na•tive(dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv)
1. making distinctions; discriminating.
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|Adj.||1.||discriminative - capable of making fine distinctions|
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
|2.||discriminative - expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett|
critical - characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
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